Katharine Cornell (as herself) is handing out fruit and Shakespeare to servicemen in one of the more touching star cameos from Stage Door Canteen, 1943.
Count Basie leads the band featuring Ethel Waters in 'Quicksand' by James V. Monaco and Al Dubin in Stage Door Canteen, 1943.
Filling in for her troubled (actually drunk) stunt-skater boyfriend, 'Chris' (Sonja Henie) is persuaded by promoter pal Buzz (Bill Johnson) to come up with a routine, in It's A Pleasure, 1945.
Chasing Trouble -- A delivery boy for a flower shop, who thinks of himself as an amateur detective, finds out that his boss is mixed up with a foreign espionage ring.
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This delightfully sentimental movie documents (via a fictional tale) the real-life story of New York City’s Stage Door Canteen, an east coast version of the Hollywood Canteen, where soldiers were entertained by stage and screen stars of the era.
A star figure skater falls for an ice hockey champ, but after he's booted from his team and joins her show, his shameful behavior tests their romance.
A war time romance bloomes in WWII between canteen hostess Eileen and visiting soldier Dakota at New York's famous Stage Door Canteen. Their story provides the backdrop for showing the greatest film, stage, comedy, and musical actors of the day performing multiple plays, acts, and musical numbers, or serving drinks and food to U.S. servicemen at this famous non-profit establishment. See the likes of Katherine Hepburn, Helen Hayes, Kenny Baker, Ralph Bellamy, Charlie McCarthy, Ray Bolger, Tallulah Bankhead, Jean Hersholt, Gypsy Rose Lee, Harpo Marx, Johnny Weissmuller, and many more in this star-studded production. At the time, profits for this film were entirely donated to various wartime fundraising efforts.
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